Universal Music Group
- Mark Jacobs
Multi-national recording and music publishing organization. Formed in 1996 and owned by the Canadian firm Seagram Company Ltd, Universal Music Group is one of the world’s leading music companies, with record operations in 59 countries around the world. Among the company’s record labels are A&M, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon , Geffen, GRP, MCA, Mercury , Motown, Philips, Mr , Polydor, Universal and Verve . Universal Music Publishing Group, part of the Universal Music Group, is one of the industry’s largest global music publishing operations. Its antecedents may be traced back to 1924 with the formation of the talent agency Music Corporation of America (MCA). In 1964 MCA Music Publishing began to take shape with the purchase of Leeds Music and Duchess Music. Over the next three decades, the division grew to include over 150,000 copyrights; and it represents, wholly or in part, nearly 200 publishers’ imprints. Classical, popular and educational music titles are included in its catalogue. MCA was acquired by Matsushita Electric Industrial Company Ltd in ...